An earthquake struck southern Philippines late Friday with four people reported killed and nearly 100 others injured.
The earthquake, which the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured as a magnitude 6.7, hit the city of Surigao in the Mindanao region.
Renato Solidum, the institute’s director, said the quake occurred at a depth of 11 kilometers, or about 6.8 miles, and that as many as 30 aftershocks followed over the next 10 hours.
An official with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Ramon Gotinga, said Saturday that four people had been killed as a result of the quake and that 90 others had been hospitalized.
Mr. Gotinga retracted an earlier report in which he said that 15 people had been killed, citing confusion in the disaster zone and mistakes in counting victims.
The local disaster management office said the quake had damaged the runway at the local airport and forced the cancellation of all flights.